PUNCS Conference 7 March 2015

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7 March 2015 saw the public launch of PUNCS with a 1-day conference, PlymouthSoundings bringing together members and guests.

Topics ranged from  …  Plymouth Proprietary Library and the prestige associated with establishing this new civic amenity in the context of the Napoleonic Wars … class identities expressed in the ‘dog fancy’ and rabies panic … the reception of Vasari’s Lives of the Artists in mid-Victorian Britain … representations of the legal profession and concerns about legal education in the nineteenth-century and today … the gendered aspects to the great Mechanics Institute movement … to matters cosmopolitan in the Cottonian Collection library … and moral regulation in the Three Towns.

More details of the event will follow.